Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Honored by San Diego Seniors for Helping Pass Older Americans Act

May 6, 2016 | Press Release
San Diego– Today, hundreds of San Diego seniors gathered to honor Rep. Scott Peters for helping pass the Older Americans Act. Rep. Peters was honored during a celebration to mark the sixth anniversary of Serving Seniors and the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center in Downtown San Diego. A bilingual caseworker translated the anniversary program in Mandarin, Chinese, in support of Asian... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Death of Navy SEAL Charles Keating

May 4, 2016 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Special Operations Forces Caucus, released the following statement on the death of Charles Humphrey Keating IV, a Coronado-based Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State Fighters in Iraq on Tuesday: “I offer my deepest condolences and prayers, and those of my family and staff, to the... Read More

Rep. Peters Visits Miramar Starbucks Supporting Veterans and Local Military Families

May 2, 2016 | Press Release
San Diego, CA– This week, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) visited Starbucks on Miramar Road to learn about their programs to hire San Diego veterans and military families, assist employees seeking higher education, and provide unused food to Feeding America for distribution throughout San Diego. The food bank initiative started as a pilot program in San Diego, and will now be expanded to... Read More

Rep. Peters Leads Bipartisan Energy Security Victories in National Security Budget

Apr 28, 2016 | Press Release
Throughout yesterday and into the night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) championed forward thinking military energy security policies, smart and tough strategies to fight terrorism, and San Diego’s defense priorities during the House Armed Services Committee markup of the ‘National Defense Authorization Act,’ (NDAA), which serves as a roadmap for national defense spending... Read More

Rep. Peters Memorializes Columbine Victims in Front of House of Representatives

Apr 20, 2016 | Press Release
Today, on the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) read the names of all thirteen Columbine victims in front of the House of Representatives. The reading was a deviation from Rep. Peters weekly reading of the names of mass shooting victims since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which he has been doing since December. “... Read More

Rep. Peters Continues Push to Get Veterans Earned Benefits

Apr 13, 2016 | Press Release
Last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the bipartisan Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act, which establishes fines or prison sentences of up to five years for people who engage in schemes to defraud veterans who are seeking to recover veterans benefits. Currently, there is no penalty for individuals who are not properly trained or certified to be paid for helping... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Equal Pay Day

Apr 12, 2016 | Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement to mark ‘Equal Pay Day,’ the date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. Nationwide, according to the American Association of University Women, women earn only 79 cents to each dollar earned by their male counterparts, and in the 52nd District women earn just 82 cents for... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on VA San Diego Healthcare System Investigation

Mar 31, 2016 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after findings of an investigation into the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) were released today: “I’m disappointed and angry to learn the very type of VA malfeasance that I’ve railed against, that I’ve fought to eradicate, was happening here in San Diego. I’m particularly... Read More

Rep. Peters Celebrates César Chávez Day

Mar 31, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in celebration of César Chávez Day: “Today, we honor the legacy of César Chávez and recognize his outspoken and courageous leadership on behalf of workers’ rights. César Chávez organized the voices of the disenfranchised in California and elsewhere to launch a movement that led to safer, more just... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Keep Servicemembers and Veterans in their Homes

Mar 24, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) lauded the passing of the bipartisan Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act, which restores foreclosure protections for active-duty servicemembers to up to a year after leaving the service.  Congressman Peters helped to pass the bill on Monday, and it will now go to the President for his... Read More